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Artist Talk and Exhibition Opening Reception
Please join the Studio Art Department in welcoming winter term ’19 Artist-in-Residence, Emily Jacir, with her exhibition “Where We Come From."
Artist talk at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in the Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center.
Opening reception to follow in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts.
"Where we come From" will be on display from Jan. 15 – Mar. 3, 2019, in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery.
Emily Jacir is a Palestinian artist and filmmaker who is primarily concerned with transformation, questions of translation, resistance, and silenced historical narratives. Her work investigates personal and collective movement through public space and its implications on the physical and social experience of trans-Mediterranean space and time.
"Where We Come From"
In her research-based films, installations, performances, and photographs, Emily Jacir investigates issues around movement and migration. For her multipart work "Where We Come From", Jacir posed a question to Palestinians living in the occupied territories and abroad: “If I could do anything for you, anywhere in Palestine, what would it be?” In carrying out the resulting tasks and documenting her actions in a series of photographs, texts, and videos, she presents her viewers with a complex set of perspectives on the effects of the Israeli occupation on her life and community. Jacir has had numerous international solo exhibitions, and for the past nine years, she has been a professor and active member of the International Academy of Art Palestine, Ramallah. She is currently Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.